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Monday, August 04, 2008


So like I said before: I’d love to write for pay.
But like I said before, I won’t get much to keep.
I’d be so poor, unable to buy food to eat.
I’d starve as artists do, but write the livelong day.
And would I stay more happy, living in this way?
Some say you’re better off when following your dreams.
But if you’re poor, unloved, with little food to eat,
and still rejected, what are to do or say?

Just nothing, probably. Write manga for your bread.
Or else your masterpiece will stay unread.

So drift away, my lovely dreams of easy fame,
relaxing hobbies, happiness. It’s fun to write,
it’s fun to read, but real ambitions keep us wise,
and bring stability, what true happiness should make.


  1. Sketchy rhyming was used to illustrate the equivocalness illustrated in the sonnet.

  2. Do they still call that "slant rhyme"?

  3. Yep, some people. Jose, who stopped by this blog, called it "freedom" or "freestyle" rhyme, I think?

  4. Much more positive terms than "slant rhyme."

  5. I guess...I prefer to call it..."needed an excuse to not rhyme properly" :P. No, I have a strict rhyme policy, but it's fun to experiment once in a while.


A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

- Emily Dickinson

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